Coffee and Coconuts

July 17, 2017By Sue CarswellInsights No Comments

One morning I had started off quite early, before the cafes were open and by 10am I was desperate for some caffeine. My friends were having a look at the interior of the beautiful Paroisse Saint Paul Saint Louis and I had decided to go instead to a café in Rue Saint Paul, Le Petite Saint … Read More

Lost in Paris

June 5, 2017By Sue CarswellUncategorized No Comments

Have you ever got lost in Paris? One day, with two other friends, I did – and we had the most fun in a long time.   We were attempting to walk up the Bassin de l’Arsenal (canal) to the Bastille and were having some difficulty finding our way. Eventually we found what we thought was the correct … Read More

Paris – a Church by any other name

June 5, 2017By Sue CarswellUncategorized No Comments

I have a real soft spot for religious buildings – when in Paris I seek out these marvels for their rich spiritual, cultural and architectural heritage.  I sit inside the breathtaking buildings to gaze in silence at the stories in the exquisite stained glass windows, or at the rapturous art and sculptures adorning their walls … Read More

Paris in search of The Delicious

June 5, 2017By Sue CarswellUncategorized No Comments

Forget about driving to a supermarket when shopping for fresh food in Paris – there are none. Open air markets usually visit an area in Paris two-three times a week, and it is just a matter of walking down the road and buying fresh produce transported into Paris early that morning.  Staying in the 5th … Read More

Paris and the Beautiful Era

June 5, 2017By Sue CarswellUncategorized No Comments

Paris has many faces – medieval, renaissance, Napoleonic, and my favourite La Belle Epoque – a “golden age” between the two wars – from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the beginning of World War I – and the time of the Third Republic when peacetime France flourished and all the arts thrived.  This … Read More